University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Nutritional Sciences

Research may be carried out in the clinical workplace and/or in the University�s facilities, and will be supervised jointly. Your research area may be in any branch of medicine that links in with our research portfolio, and you should expect to commit approximately two years to research and training activities, plus some time to write up the thesis and take the viva voce exam.

Entry requirements

Open to candidates registered with the General Medical Council and working within the NHS or in an approved institution English Language requirements IELTS 7.0 minimum by component 6.5.

Course modules

Research areas include: Diet and cardiovascular disease; nutrition and diabetes; dietary influences on human metabolism including osteoporosis risk and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); diet and sleep/chronobiology; vitamin D and health outcomes; the role of iron and selenium in human health; the impact of micro-nutrients (vitamins and trace metals) on bone health and cancer. Recent projects include, but are not limited to: Iodine status and health outcomes; acid-base homeostasis and bone health; interaction between vitamin D and musculo-skeletal health.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis and viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MD Part-time - 24 months
MD Part-time - 36 months
MD Part-time - 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01483 682 222